Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Faculty
The Division of Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine consists of neonatologists and pediatricians who are committed to providing the highest level of clinical care to the infants they treat, to conducting cutting-edge research, and to the education of postdoctoral trainees. Our faculty’s research interests span a wide range of topics, including pulmonary vascular biology, neonatal resuscitation, and long-term follow-up care.
Current and former Division members have achieved considerable prominence nationally. These honors include:
- Dorothy Sendelbach, M.D., was named Physician of the Year by Parkland Health & Hospital System in 2009.
- Rashmin Savani, M.D., was named The William Buchanan Chair in Pediatrics in 2007.
- Philip Shaul, M.D., was elected President of the Society for Pediatric Research in 2006, received the Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care Research in 1997, and holds the Associates First Capital Corporation Distinguished Chair in Pediatrics.
- Charles Rosenfeld, M.D., was named holder of the McGregor Professorship of Pediatrics in 2003.
Learn about our faculty’s research.
Rashmin Savani, M.B.Ch.B.
Chief, Division of Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine
Associate Director, Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
The William Buchanan Chair in Pediatrics
Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hyaluronan and its receptors in inflammation, angiogenesis, and organogenesis
Noorjahan Ali, M.D., M.S.
Interests: Resuscitation, pulmonary hypertension, ECMO, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Asya Asghar, M.D.
Interests: Neonatology, palliative care, and medical education
Luc Brion, M.D.
Director, Fellowship Program
Interests: Fellowship training, evidence-based medicine, renal disorders, Neonatal Research Network, and other multi-center clinical trials
Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Interests: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, brain injury in the newborn, and bedside neurologic monitoring
Christina Chan, M.D.
Interests: Extremely low birth weight neonatal care, nutrition in premature infant populations, point of care ultrasound, medical technology and informatics to improve patient care
Vedanta Dariya, M.D.
Interests: Neonatal-perinatal medicine and quality improvement
Becky Ennis, M.D.
Interests: Ethics and palliative care, neonatal outreach, resident education
Mackenzie Frost, M.D.
Interests: Quality improvement, medical education
Natalie W. Frost, M.D.
Interests: FETAL Program, complicated neonatal resuscitation, estrogen and estrogen receptor modulation of BPD
Shamaila Gill, M.D.
Interests: Long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with prolonged and complicated stays in the NICU, and family-centered rounds
Jawahar Jagarapu, M.D.
Mambarambath Jaleel, M.D.
Interests: Mechanical ventilation, neonatal nutrition, neonatal resuscitation, and electronic medical records
Venkatakrishna Kakkilaya, M.D.
Interests: Noninvasive ventilation, informed decision making in the NICU, nasal CPAP, optimal delivery systems and weaning strategies in ELBW infants
Sunjun Kang, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Interests: Neonatal and newborn care, community advocacy, and fellow education
Vishal Kapadia, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Interests: Newborn resuscitation; perinatal asphyxia; bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD); pulse oximetry; noninvasive monitoring; oxidative stress and free radical injury, use of oxygen during initial stabilization phase and during hospital stay in neonates
Imran Mir, M.D.
Interests: Physiology of preterm labor, placental biology and neonatal morbidities, and birth asphyxia and neonatal encephalopathy
Julie Mirpuri-Hathiramani, M.D.
Interests: Necrotizing enterocolitis and gut immunology
Sujir P. Nayak, M.D.
Interests: Neonatal and perinatal medicine, and quality improvement
Eric Ortigoza, M.D., M.S.C.R.
Interests: Feeding intolerance, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), neonatal feeding methods, and gastroesophageal reflux disease
Shalini Ramachandran, M.D.
Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, neonatal resuscitation
Nandeesh Rangaswamy, M.D.
Interests: Therapeutic hypothermia in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; neurodevelopmental outcome of neonates in the NICU; pulmonary hypertension; factors or therapeutic interventions that influence the outcomes of neonates in the NICU; quality improvement
Nassir Raoof, D.O.
Charles R. Rosenfeld, M.D.
George L. MacGregor Professorship in Pediatrics
Interests: Uteroplacental blood flow, development of the rennin-angiotensin system, fetal growth restriction, neonatal nutrition, neonatal origins of metabolic syndrome, and PDA and blood pressure regulation
Laura H. Rubinos, M.D.
Interests: Transition to home standardized program development, family-centered care, medical education and advocacy training, simulation technology for parental education, and optimizing the NICU to promote early brain and language development
Philip W. Shaul, M.D.
Vice Chair of Research
Director, Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care Research
Interests: Endothelial cell biology, nitric oxide, caveolae-lipid rafts, estrogen, and HDL and CRP signaling
Julide Sisman, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Interests: Neonatal neurology, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and amplitude-integrated EEG
Audra Stewart, D.O., M.P.H.
Interests: Neonatal and newborn care, congenital hearing loss, and advocacy
Katherine Stumpf, M.D.
Interests: Immunization in the NICU, infant resuscitation, neonatal nutrition, urinary tract infection in preterm infants
Phyllis Wan-Huen, M.D.
Interests: Glycemic control and long-term metabolic effects on low birth weight (LBW) infants, and nutrition and growth in LBW infants
Heather Weydig, M.D.
Interests: Neonatal resuscitation, extremely low birth weight neonate care, golden hour management, quality improvement, and resident/fellow education
Myra H. Wyckoff, M.D.
Interests: Newborn resuscitation, resident education, and noninvasive monitoring
Sushmita Yallapragada, M.D., M.Sc.
Interests: Developing a specialized clinical research program to study preterm infants who have chronic lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and chronic respiratory failure
Developmental Care and Follow-Up
Roy Heyne, M.D.
Interests: Developmental follow-up of complex high-risk and very low birth weight infants, and community advocacy
Chelsea Anderson, M.D., M.P.H.
Christine Cortelyou, M.D.
Andrea E. Foldes, M.D.
Interests: Neonatal-perinatal medicine, blood-brain barrier, inflammation, angiogenesis, BPD
Kathryn Johnson, M.D.
Athra Kaviani, M.D.
Interests: Neonatal-perinatal medicine
Jessica Morse, M.D.
Abigail Patterson, M.D.
Interests: Newborn medicine and global health
Joseph Schneider, M.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Interests: Neonatal and newborn care, clinical bioinformatics, and electronic medical records
Jack Seidel, M.D.
Muraleedharan Sivarajan, M.D.
Interests: Neonatal and newborn care, and resident education
Elizabeth K. Stehel, M.D.
Interests: Breastfeeding, resident and medical student education, and neonatal infection